"In one of my previous articles I talked about the use of Linux
as a free alternative to Windows. Now most people choose to use
Windows on computers mainly because of compliance, as some
software/games run only on Windows. We wouldn't even argue that
some software are better functionally than their Linux-based
alternative. No contests for guessing the superior office suite
between Microsoft Office and OpenOffice.
"Since the last two years, the inception of Netbooks has brought
in a new wave of affordable computers that can be easily carried
around anywhere. Netbooks were not designed to replace laptops and
are meant to be used for basic tasks. Tasks such as browsing the
net, working with office productivity suites, watching a movie or
playing a few songs etc. You really don't want to try and run 3D
MAX or encode HD videos on it.
"Most Netbooks that were sold in the last two years came bundled
with Windows XP Home; an ancient OS in today's date, but probably
your best bet since it ran smoothly on that low-power hardware.
Windows Vista's heavy system requirements must have also prevented
Microsoft from bundling it."